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Mitchell Library

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Neighbourhood: Anderston
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Address: North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 287 2999
09:00 - 20:00
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Glasgow landmark

Even before knowing what it is, I could often see its spectacular green dome. Helped me keep my bearings on a number of occasions! Came close enough (end of Vincent Street) to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even before knowing what it is, I could often see its spectacular green dome. Helped me keep my bearings on a number of occasions! Came close enough (end of Vincent Street) to have a better view of that wonderful dome over the Glasgow city centre skyline. A true architectural beauty! Must take a closer look next I'm in Glasgow!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Mitchell library is one of my favourite places to go in Glasgow. The building is spectacular, I am very lucky that a can see it from my workplace as it really is a marvel. I recently began my family tree and the resources in the Mitchell library are fantastic! For a small fee you can access all the birth... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mitchell Library is a wonderful building , inside and out. Of course as a place to studyand research , it excels, but the real appeal of the place is the architecture. During the day , it is an imposing structure, tall and proud but at night it is simply beautiful.Glasgow City Council have a done a wonderful job with... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

great internet access,staff helpful and friendly .great meeting place at café ......building soaked in history and art amazing

1 Thank pinkangel777
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The library service is excellent. The cafe is very good. If you get to a show at the theater it is lovely - small, well tiered comfortable seating. maybe not a must see but the splendid big building is quite a sight and it is a real asset for Glasgow - one to be proud of.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

popped in at night and went to the cafe. the male member of staff didn't acknowledge us once and continued speaking to a female who wasn't actually buying anything... after standing for a few minutes being ignored we left. won't be back.....

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went for an afternoon show of 'the dolls' The show was excellently funny. The theatre was such a lovely size and layout with a bar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Spent several hours looking for our family history through the library records. What great family history finds we uncovered. A very special thanks to Audrey who was a fantastic help guiding me through the vast amounts of records. Her guidance helped me find the family history we came searching for. If your looking for family history in Scotland, this is... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Anything you want to read or just looking for facts eg film .science ,medicine !almost anything can be foun here .Reception will. Guide you to the correct floor of which there are several. Whar I needed was on the 4 th floor I.e film and theatre. The staff there are plentiful and very helpful They will tell you what can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I wanted to look at maps and local history books, so headed for the top floor. The reference rooms are spacious with plenty of seating and good lighting. Toilets are available on that floor. The staff were very helpful, though some seemed more knowledgeable than others on certain subjects. Only disappointment was that one book which should have been in... More 

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